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25 years ago, the Jerwood Collection began with the purchase of Sir Frank Brangwyn’s From my Window at Ditchling from Sotheby’s London. To celebrate this anniversary, the Jerwood Collection, together with Sotheby’s, is holding an exhibition of 25 works by some of Britain’s most distinguished artists, from 8 to 12 June 2018.

From My Window at Ditchling

From My Window at Ditchling c.1925

Frank Brangwyn (1867–1956)

'Jerwood Collection: 25' will commemorate Jerwood’s legacy of championing 20th- and 21st-century British art and will highlight important pieces from the Collection with works by renowned 20th-century artists. Highlights include:

  • Craigie Aitchison’s Crucifixion, which was awarded the first Jerwood Painting Prize in 1994 and subsequently obtained for the Collection
  • Christopher Wood’s The Bather painted c.1925–1926, one of the first works bought for the Collection
  • Maggi Hambling's impressive portrait of Frances Rose, purchased directly from the artist
  • L. S. Lowry's The Canal Bridge, a work by Britain’s pre-eminent painter of the industrial landscape

The Bather

The Bather c.1925–1926

Christopher Wood (1901–1930)

The purpose of the Jerwood Collection is to give public access to a privately owned collection of nearly 300 works, enhancing the public understanding and enjoyment of 20th- and 21st-century British art. The Collection is widely accessible through a number of initiatives including loans to national institutions and featuring on Art UK.

Portrait of an Afghan Gentleman

Portrait of an Afghan Gentleman c.1895

Walter Richard Sickert (1860–1942)

The 25-year anniversary of the Collection is an exciting opportunity to celebrate how far it has come, as well as its bright future. Lara Wardle, Director Jerwood Collection, commented: 'From our first purchase 25 years ago at Sotheby’s, the Jerwood Collection has grown to hold nearly 300 works of modern and contemporary British art and we are delighted to mark our anniversary with this exhibition of 25 works which span the 20th century. The Collection continues to grow with new acquisitions and through our national loan partnerships we look to continue to contribute to the understanding and enjoyment of British art from the 20th and 21st centuries.'

The exhibition will run from 8 to 12 June 2018 at Sotheby’s Bond Street (34–35 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1A 2AA).

Opening hours
Friday 8 June, 9am–4.30pm
Saturday 9 June, 12pm–5pm
Sunday 10 June, 12pm–5pm
Monday 11 June, 9am–4.30pm
Tuesday 12 June, 9am–12pm

Jerwood Collection